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Re: How to get an Indian birth certificate for my wife

I don't understand why they need parents birth certificate. Can't they copy details from the parents passport?
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Old 02.05.2014, 19:06
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Re: How to get an Indian birth certificate for my wife

FYI to anyone reading this thread - it was started nearly 4 years ago and revived this week. Procedures/policies might have changed. AFAIK this policy of requiring the parents' birth certificates is not limited to Indians. I seem to recall parents here on EF from many other countries also having to provide their birth certificates before one for the child was issued.
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Re: How to get an Indian birth certificate for my wife

I'm in an odd situation- I am an Indian born Australian citizen. My husband is an Indian citizen.

We were informed we needed to get the birth certificates as per the requirements stated above in the thread. For my husband as an Indian, all the apostilles referred above were required. For me I was informed they were not.

We accordingly got the copies of birth certificates (additionally complicated btw, by the unwillingness of Indian public servants to work in the middle of an Indian Election Season). Mine was issued in Mid-April, my husbands in May - with the baby due in August, we thought we were safe and within the 6 month time period. According to what we were told first time around we also organised apostille stamps for my husband's birth certificate.

On attempting to submit, we are now told that not only does my husband's paperwork need the attestation, mine do also.

This raises a couple of concerns:
1. The home state of my birth can take up to 3 months to do an apostille stamp- any delay to any of the apostilles and my birth certificate could become 'invalid' (i.e. older than 6 months).
2. Until this is done, my child cannot have a birth certificate, leading also to a delay to her naturalisation as an Australian citizen.

We have asked for an appointment at the Zivilstandamt to try and talk them around from this- I would have been happy to organise this ahead of time had I known, but this seems a case of different Officers of the Zivilstandamt applying the rules inconsistently- sometimes they interpret the requirements as though I am Indian, and sometimes as though I am as an Australian.

Any guidance, tips, hints etc would be most appreciated. I'm stressed out of my gourd, and scared of what's going to happen. I'm terrified her birth certificate will be delayed for months on end, despite the advance preparation I've attempted.
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Re: How to get an Indian birth certificate for my wife

I can't speak unfortunately for Australian citizens but I do know that Indian citizens could apply for an attestation document from the Indian consulate which certifies the date of birth as recorded in the Indian passport. This in turn is sufficient for some Swiss authorities to accept in lieu of a Birth Certificate. Hope this helps.
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Re: How to get an Indian birth certificate for my wife

Hi there, I know this is an old post but how did you manage to get a copy of your birth certificate. I am also an Indian born British citizen and need to get my birth certificate (less than 6 months old) from India and also attested.
Any ideas would be much appreciated.

Many thanks

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I'm in an odd situation- I am an Indian born Australian citizen. My husband is an Indian citizen.

We were informed we needed to get the birth certificates as per the requirements stated above in the thread. For my husband as an Indian, all the apostilles referred above were required. For me I was informed they were not.

We accordingly got the copies of birth certificates (additionally complicated btw, by the unwillingness of Indian public servants to work in the middle of an Indian Election Season). Mine was issued in Mid-April, my husbands in May - with the baby due in August, we thought we were safe and within the 6 month time period. According to what we were told first time around we also organised apostille stamps for my husband's birth certificate.

On attempting to submit, we are now told that not only does my husband's paperwork need the attestation, mine do also.

This raises a couple of concerns:
1. The home state of my birth can take up to 3 months to do an apostille stamp- any delay to any of the apostilles and my birth certificate could become 'invalid' (i.e. older than 6 months).
2. Until this is done, my child cannot have a birth certificate, leading also to a delay to her naturalisation as an Australian citizen.

We have asked for an appointment at the Zivilstandamt to try and talk them around from this- I would have been happy to organise this ahead of time had I known, but this seems a case of different Officers of the Zivilstandamt applying the rules inconsistently- sometimes they interpret the requirements as though I am Indian, and sometimes as though I am as an Australian.

Any guidance, tips, hints etc would be most appreciated. I'm stressed out of my gourd, and scared of what's going to happen. I'm terrified her birth certificate will be delayed for months on end, despite the advance preparation I've attempted.
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Re: How to get an Indian birth certificate for my wife

Does Saharacare still exist? Any idea?
I can't seem to find them and also need to get a copy of my birth certificate in India


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thanks for the replies

spoke offline to someone who said similar to some of the replies

1) get a birth certificate from the local indian authorities
2) get the doc attested by the home ministry in the state where my wife was born
3) get the doc attested by the MEA in Delhi
4) turn in this doc to the zivilstandsamt and they will then send it to the Swiss embassy in Delhi for final confirmation, then they send it back and the requirement is then fully met

he said he used SaharaCare for the service and they were able to take care of everything
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Hi there, I know this is an old post but how did you manage to get a copy of your birth certificate. I am also an Indian born British citizen and need to get my birth certificate (less than 6 months old) from India and also attested.
Any ideas would be much appreciated.

Many thanks

Deepika
Which city in India were you born in ? Depending on the city you need to go or send someone to the Birth and Death registrar office of that city to get a copy reissued. In several big cities in India eg Delhi this can be requested online as part of the Municipal corporation services. Ease of reissue depends on whether your record has been digitized already or not. As you might guess the older records are not yet available.

I know couple people who got their certificates reissued from from large as well a small city in India recently. In both cases the record was old and had not been digitized so they had to do an additional step at the Birth registrar office to get it done. This involved submitting the old hand written certificate, etc. And it made their process longer and a bit more costlier.

Once you have the certificate reissued there are some good (and some not so good) agencies which can take care of the apostille attestation. PM me and i can try to get more details from the people I know.
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